100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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65. "Heart of Stone" (1965)

Early in 1965, the Stones hit the Top 20 for the second time (after "Time Is on My Side") with this wonderfully prickly soul ballad written by Jagger and Richards. With its poking guitar twang and caddish lyrics ("If you try acting sad, you'll only make me glad"), it's an early flare-up of Jagger-ian devilry. Fittingly, an alternate take featured a young Jimmy Page on guitar.

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